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Save a Life on Your Adventure: How To Do C.P.R.

Yesterday I completed my First Aid/CPR/AED training through the American Heart Association.  With all my research into safe travel and first aid kits in the past I honestly have to say I have no idea why I didn’t do this sooner.  I paid $45 USD for the certification and took a three hour long class, but I know you can find places that will you teach you for free without the certification (highly recommend it).  Additionally, if you are in the US…

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7 Ways to Travel In and Around Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok is the heart of Thailand, the biggest travel hub in South Asia, and one crazy chaotic wild human zoo.  In the words of Sir David Attenborough, “Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond.”

When you’re traveling around “the back of beyond” with almost 6.5 million people and endless streets you’re going to need a little help. Here’s five ways to get in and around the BKK.

1.    Tuk Tuks

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Traveling the World: A relationship between Humans and Animals

One of my passions, traveling or not, is animals.  Growing up in the countryside with a horse field in my backyard as a kid definitely helped nourish this, as well did trips to the zoo, camping, and watching animal documentaries on public television.

Traveling opens up the possibility to see some of your favorite animals in their native natural environments. Me, I’m a monkey man. I love monkeys. My favorite animal hands down is the Orangutan.  The Orangutan is the main reason I want to travel to Borneo. Sure Borneo…

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How to Travel Safe like a Jedi: First Aid Kits, Travel Insurance, and Instinct

Unpredictability makes traveling exciting and like anything else worth doing it can also make it a bit dangerous.  I’ve had my fair share of calamities on the road, but ye must remember the old military saying, “Victory through preparation.” 

There are three things I contribute to my ability to walk away healthy from my travels; a solid first aid kit, travel insurance, and following my gut instinct.

First Aid Kit

If you intend to spend any amount of time traveling having a first aid kit is a no…

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The Language of Love: 10 Pick-Up Lines to help you Get Lucky around the World.

The Language of Love: Top 10 Pick-Up Lines to help you get Lucky around the World.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and the horrible,  crippling, depressing loneliness that invades so many single people’s lives around the world during this time I’ve decided no matter where you are this February 14th, I’m going to try to help you get lucky.

That’s right the ol’ Shameless Traveler is going to try to help and get you some. I’m not doing it alone though, I’ve asked several local experts (my friends) around…

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Five Things To Know About Central American Bathrooms

Adjusting to a new environment can be tough; adjusting to a foreign bathroom can be even tougher. Lucky for you we’ve got a guest post this week from Central American toilet wizard and raccoon warrior Luke Armstrong .

I met Luke over the interwebs last week when he helped connect me to a Danish journalist.  Idle chatter followed, then serious chatter followed, and then full on discussion of foreign bathroom strategies and tactics followed in war-room like fashion. It was then I recognized that Luke was a travel Jedi…

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Weekly Travel Hack: Fix a Busted Sandal with a Bread Clip

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Travel Hack. Last week we learned how to fix our backpack with dental floss.  This week we are going to learn to fix something just as sacred to a backpacker, their beloved sandals, and all we need is a bread clip. 

It is well known that the relationship between backpackers and sandals go back to prehistoric times. There are even cave paintings of Neanderthals attacking wooly mammoths…

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Weekly Travel Hack: Fix Your Backpack with Dental Floss

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Travel Hack. In the last edition we learned some simple motorcycle hacks to save you from hassles you might figuratively or literally run into on the road. This week’s hack is going to help me cross off one of my New Years Resolutions to repair the ripped strap on my Gregory Baltoro 75 backpack.

The best Travel Hacks are the ones different strangers in different lands bring up to you again and again. These are…

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5 Ways to Make Traveling in Europe Easier

Traveling is simply one of the best things in the world, but like anything else worth doing it can come with its hassles. Europe is one of the most visited destinations on Earth and probably the top destination for most Americans like myself. Europe can be tricky and expensive, but with 5 easy pointers I’ll help you avoid some of that newbie stress.

1.)    Having an international converter is key, but what happens when you forget one and can’t plug in you standard US phone cord…

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Weekly Travel Hack: Motorcycle Edition

After 5,000 miles of motorcycle trips through Canada and the US this summer I felt it only appropriate to share my first round of Motorcycle Travel Hacks.

Being an experienced rider with years of road time all over the world under my belt I can honestly say this summer I spent more time riding in the rain than ever before. With that in mind dealing with the rain, if not properly prepared, as I wasn’t a few times, can be a hassle. But fear not; let these Motorcycle hacks prepare you…

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Weekly Travel Hack: The Gatorade Triple Threat

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Travel Hack.  Last week we learned how to charge our phone with a TV and this week we are going to learn how use a Gatorade bottle for three, yes three, handy dandy tasks.

Gatorade bottles have become surprisingly useful in my journeys and when I wanted to write a travel hack article about it I began to realize I actually use the bottles for several different things.…

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Weekly Travel Hack: Charge your iPod/iPhone in a TV

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Weekly Travel Hack.  Last week we learned how to use our chapstick to hide our emergency money and this week we are going to learn how to charge our iphone/ipod with an unlikely source, a TV.

Whether you’re in a hostel or in a hotel room one hurdle a traveler runs into time and again is the amount of outlets they have access too, especially if they are sharing the room with other travelers. When everyone is trying…

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Weekly Travel Hack: Hide Emergency Money in your Chapstick

Welcome to this weeks edition of the Weekly Travel Hack. Last week we learned how to pimp out our water bottles with duct-tape and this week we are going to learn how to hide our emergency money with the help of our old friend chapstick.

Every traveler needs to have emergency travel money; whether you’re losing your wallet, getting robbed, or are bribing your way out of a motorcycle ticket in Thailand, you just never know…

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Weekly Travel Hack: Duct Tape Water Bottle Combo

Welcome to the first Weekly Travel Hack on Shameless Traveler! Every week I’m going to post an article detailing a hand dandy and useful Travel Hack to make your life just a little easier.  

Saving space is critical for the backpacker.  You carry your life on your back and the lighter your life, the easier your life.  It’s not just the weight, sometimes the things you need take up a lot of space and because of their size they can affect the amount of other things…

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Top Ten Backpacker Essentials: The Gear to take you around the World

It’s called backpacking for a reason baby, because everywhere you go you have a pack on your back. The trick is when you carry your life on your back you can’t bring all the conveniences of home with you, on the contrary you’re going to need the bare essentials. But when going from a lot to a little sometimes you need guidance to narrow it all down, well lucky for you I’ve created a simple little starter list.

1. Water Bottle

Water Bottles

A good water bottle has many…

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Check out my new Press Kit Page on Shameless Traveler!

Check out my newly created Press Kit Page. You can find it’s location under “Contacts” at the very top of my website next to the, “Links” section. On this page you can find where I have been interviewed by other websites about my adventures. Particularly, you can read interviews about me traveling with a manly beard and training martial arts around the world

Additionally, I post media such…

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Buying Trans-Siberian Train Tickets in Beijing

Beginning my Adventure on the Trans-Siberian.

So, here I am setting forth on my epic voyage across Russia, the biggest, wildest, country in the world. Quite Literally I’m crossing the biggest continent by land, which in blunt honesty feels badass. Still you gotta start somewhere and before you can hop the train you have to buy the ticket. So, let me show you how I did it.

I’m starting my adventure in Beijing, China, catching the train here, heading to Mongolia and then on through to Russia. So really I’m…

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Best Sporting Events to See in Foreign Countries

One of the most fun and immersive ways to explore a new culture is to participate in viewing a local sporting event. It’s true, there is nothing like a little competition, often times a little beer, and a lot of fun cheering with the locals to get a real experience of the cultural cross-section of a new country. So get out your vuvzela, your cowbell, or whatever you need to make some noise, grab some tickets, and let’s get in the mix!


Cock-fighting in the Philippines.


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